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Derry GP practices to have Multi-Disciplinary Teams, adding physiotherapists, mental health specialists and social workers
Aideen Cooney and Ciara McCloskey now offer specialist help to new mums suffering postnatal depression or simply having difficulty coping
NWRC science students Carole Dowds and Jawaria Waseem have developed a painkiller patch for transdermal administration of drugs to toddlers
NI's 20,000 dementia sufferers are predicted to number 60,000 in 33 years - Western Trust is preparing with intensive dementia training
NI populaton over 65 will grow by 25% by 2026 and over 85s by 40%, says statistics agency NISRA
SDLP calls for PIP payments as in Scotland: for those with 2 years left to live, rather than 6 months as is currently the case
Western Trust is offering year 9 and 10 girls the HPV vaccine to protect them from cervical cancer in later life
The new cross-border Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Campus has its offical opening at Altnagelvin Hospital
Funding of £30m to tackle hospital waiting lists across Northern Ireland will target the most urgent cases and reducing the longest waits
This April's Autism Fun Day is in the Guildhall on Sat 14th: face painting, bouncy castle, interactive kids' zone - and all for free!
The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) has found that 50% of ambulance stations had issues with unsatisfactory hygiene

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As Hurricane Helene approaches, Met Office Yellow Warning of wind tonight (17/09) with gusts of 60-70mph expected and widespread heavy rain
Funding of £0.5m for new shopfronts, façade painting, signage, and residential home painting on Abercorn Road
DWP slated over letters telling 80 year olds they will need to open bank accounts to receive their pensions and benefits from now on
Derry Girls actor Dylan Llewellyn will be hosting Derry’s biggest fashion celebration, Fashion Fest, on Saturday October 13th
Culmore Festival, 13-16 Sept with a fun run in Culmore Country Park, family cinema in Culmore PS, and a Family Fun Day, says Angela Dobbins